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10 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Time

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Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Mr Banks

While set pics and Tom Hanks’ appearances at events such as the Oscars having given away his tache-tastic style as Walt Disney in the new drama Saving Mr Banks, the first official look at Hanks and Emma Thompson in the film has now arrived.

Saving Mr Banks chronicles Disney’s struggle to convince Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers that his company deserved the chance to turn her classic tale into a film. Travers was opposed to the idea, and the picture shows Disney bringing her to Disneyland in an attempt to woo her over.

“She was a woman of quite eye-watering complexity and contradiction,” Thompson tells Time’s site. “Often I play people who are controlled by some very clear guiding moral principles. Like Margaret Schlegel in Howards End, guided by the early principles of feminism and equal rights, and Elinor Dashwood in Sense And Sensibility, guided by the principles of decency and honour. There are very clear moral prisms these women pour life through, and I understand that very well. And Travers was not like that at all. She was far more chaotic and confused and morally various.”

And, as became clear, Travers wasn’t exactly happy with the results of Disney’s work… All that will unfold in the film, directed by John Lee Hancock and set to arrive here on January 17 next year.


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